About Us

About Storm Water Services

In the early 1990s, Charlotte Storm Water Services and Mecklenburg County Storm Water Services formed a collaborative effort to create the first stormwater utility in North Carolina and one of the first in the nation. Since its inception, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services has become highly regarded as a well-managed utility with award-winning and innovative programs, projects, and a mission-driven workforce committed to excellence.


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services staff includes both City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County employees. Staff coordinates closely to provide comprehensive stormwater services and ensure service to residents is seamless.

Mecklenburg County Storm Water Services is part of the Mecklenburg County Land Use & Environmental Services Agency located at 2145 Suttle Avenue. The county addresses surface water quality needs of named streams (such as Little Sugar Creek, Briar Creek, and McDowell Creek) draining more than one square mile and the regulated floodplain throughout the entire county. View the Mecklenburg County Storm Water Services FY2023 Infographic(PDF, 3MB) for highlights and accomplishments and the Mecklenburg County Capital Improvement Program FY2023 Annual Report(PDF, 26MB) for highlights on projects.

Charlotte Storm Water Services is located at the One Water Facility, 4100 West Tyvola Road. The city improves the public storm drainage system and addresses surface water quality needs of unnamed tributaries draining less than one square mile. View our strategic plan Sustainable Stormwater Management Strategy for a Thriving City(PDF, 19MB) to learn more about our vision, mission, values and priorities and the Charlotte Storm Water Services FY2023 Annual Report(PDF, 12MB) for highlights and accomplishments.

The Towns of Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville address the surface water quality needs of smaller streams and manmade drainage systems draining less than one square mile within each jurisdiction.

What We Do

  • Protect and improve the quality of streams and other surface waters.

  • Continuously assess and improve storm drainage to protect public safety and ensure long-term sustainability.

Industry Acknowledgements

Organizations that have recognized Storm Water Services excellence include:

  • Water Environment Federation View video of “Overall Performance Award”

  • National Association of Flood & Stormwater Management Agencies

  • The Association of State Floodplain Managers

  • American Public Works Association

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina

  • National Association of County Information Officers

  • American Advertising Federation

Join our Team

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services is one of the largest stormwater utilities in the Southeast with more than 275+ employees from the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Learn more about available positions and apply at the links below. When searching jobs use keywords “Storm Water”.

City of Charlotte Job Openings

Mecklenburg County Job Openings